The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 13 15 30
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 4.08% 3.80% 0.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 37.50% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £300 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5 8 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 10.20% 10.13% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £300 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £42.10 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year -52.61% +54.83%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Cheltenham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Cheltenham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Cheltenham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Content Management
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Sterling
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
1 2 (66.67%) Smoke Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Multichannel Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Legal

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Web Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Web Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Web Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Content Management
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Multichannel Retail
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Smoke Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Benchmarking
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Sterling